2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
    [Brochure and Registration Form]
  • Private Acting Coaching
    By request, contact the Playhouse at 860-523-5900 Ext. 10 if interested
  •  If you are interested in other theatre outreach opportunities including professional development workshops, private group classes, etc. please contact Dawn Loveland at
    (860) 523-5900 ext. 15 or dloveland@playhousetheatregroup.org.

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FALL 2013

A round of applause for Kate and Maeve who brought friends to
Actors Onstage Bring a Friend to Class Week!


Classes for kids from Grades K through Grade 8. See dates below and for more information and registration, see our Registration Form


Creative Kids
Grades K & 1
Wed. 4:00 - 5:00 pm Fall: 10/9 - 12/11
Winter: 1/8 - 3/12
Spring: 3/26 - 5/28
Dawn Loveland
Creative Kids Plus
Grades 1 & 2
Mon. 4:30 - 5:30pm Fall: 9/30 - 12/9
Winter: 1/6 - 3/17
Spring: 3/31 - 6/9
Dawn Loveland
Young Actors
Grades 3 - 4
Wed. 5:15 - 6:15pm
**Winter Session Only
Tue. 6:00 - 7:00pm**
Fall: 10/9 - 12/11
Winter: 1/8 - 3/12
Spring: 3/26 - 5/28
Dawn Loveland

Young Actors Plus
Grades 4 & 5

Mon. 5:45 - 6:45pm Fall: 9/30 - 12/9
Winter: 1/6 - 3/17
Spring: 3/31 - 6/9
Dawn Loveland
Linda Wilson
Actors Onstage
Grades 6 - 8
Tues. 4:30 - 6:00pm Fall: 10/8 - 12/10
Winter: 1/7 - 3/11
Spring: 3/25 - 5/27
Amanda Pawlik
Dawn Loveland


Dawn LovelandDAWN LOVELAND is the Director of Education at Playhouse on Park. Aside from teaching their classes for grades K – 8, she has directed several shows for young audiences including GOODNIGHT MOON, GO, DOG. GO!, HOMEROOM, and IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. She also currently teaches Creative Dramatics through the Bridge Family Center, and is teaching and directing at Kingswood Oxford School. Dawn's additional credits in arts education include teaching, directing, choreographing and stage managing. Locations include Surflight Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Asylum Hill Learning Center, Middleground Theatre, Camp Acting Manitou, The Hartt School Community Division, and Simsbury Department of Continuing Education. Dawn is a graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in theatre, focused on directing.

is an actor, director and teaching artist. She has traveled the country as a touring actor with Hampstead Stage Company, performing everywhere from rural Montana to New York City. During her time with Hampstead, Amanda served as the company's Associate Artistic Director and had the honor of directing several of their summer mainstage and nationally touring productions including A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Currently, she is a guest artist and director at the University of Hartford where she most recently directed SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR. A passionate educator of all ages, Amanda has recently worked with the Arts Literacy Program through Hartford Performs, the Long Wharf Theatre's Educators' Laboratory, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Arts in Reach and Majestic Theatre in New Hampshire. She is a proud member of DirectorsLabChicago and an alumna of the O'Neill National Theater Institute.

an accomplished educator, director, choreographer, actor, and dancer, has performed regionally, and internationally, including a successful concert tour of Australia.  She holds an A.A. degree in Music, Theatre, and dance, along with a Master of Education degree from UCONN in elementary education.  In addition to teaching 2nd grade at Wolcott School in West Hartford, Linda founded a children’s dance company, and was faculty at the HARTT School of Music and Hartford Ballet instructing tap. Linda is co-producer and founder of Hot Music, now in its 4th year, creating original Broadway reviews to benefit Manchester area ministries.  She leads worship at Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, is a featured vocalist in TCC’s annual Christmas Musical for the past 15 years, and sings with PLT! – a contemporary Christian Women’s quartet.  Choreography credits include 42nd STREET, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS..., DAMN YANKEES, CAROUSEL, and many more. 

Playhouse on Park is now offering private acting coaching.  Individual sessions allow students to improve their acting technique, gain confidence onstage, and perfect audition monologues.  If you are interested in scheduling any private lessons, please call the Playhouse on Park box office at (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.  
Each session is one hour long.
Fee: $45 per session 
Instructor: Sean Harris

SEAN HARRIS is an actor and educator. On the Playhouse on Park stage he has appeared in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) and ART. Other Theatres: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and the Roxy Regional Theatre. His NYC Theatre credits include DINNER WITH FRIENDS(Tom), HAMLET (Laertes), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING(Claudio), and BLOOD WEDDING(Bridegroom).  Film/TV: Saturday Night Live, The Early Show, Table One, Captain Karaoke, Being Michael Madsen. Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over ten years and is currently the Director of Theatre at Hall High School in West Hartford, which was recently selected to represent the United States as part of the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh Scotland.

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